Creative Writing for Beginners


As part of their Return to Learning programme, Medway Libraries are running a free creative writing course for beginners, especially those who are returning to study after a break.

The course runs for six weeks and priority booking will be given to people who have not completed a similar course. This is to encourage people who have never tried to write before, or thought that writing was for other people.

Booking is essential on 01634 337799. The course runs from 10am – 12 noon every Tuesday for six weeks: Feb 23rd, March 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th.

Hanging Pockets

Hanging Pockets (1)

February half term is almost with us – incredibly, since the younglings have only just gone back to school – and we’re very happy to be running a joint event with the beautiful new Huguenot Museum.

Hanging Pockets were the wonderful creation for women from the 17th-19th centuries who didn’t have the luxury – or the impracticality  – of a handbag. Instead, two deep pockets hid underneath their skirts (with appropriate slits), connected by fabric around the neck, into which women deposited all the knick-knacks needed as they went about their business.

On Thursday 18th and Friday 19th, you’re welcome to come along and decorate your own pocket, and to write down a memory or object you would keep in it.

Booking is via the Huguenot Museum and tickets are £4 per child.